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Dairy ProcessingToday's dairy processors produce more products than ever before, often requiring two aisles in the grocery store to present their full range of products. Dairy production involves vitamin and mineral fortification, milk solids content control, salt and sugar dissolution, and emulsification.

The innovative design of our dairy mixing equipment like the Boston Shearmill and DynaShear enable dairy producers around the world to reduce process times, lower maintenance costs, and improve product quality and consistency.

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Featured Dairy Processing Videos

See how the Rotosolver high shear mixer quickly and efficiently creates a smooth slurry from carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), a popular agent used to reduce crystallization in ice cream.


Dairy Processing FAQs

My process requires adding powders to milk to produce yogurt base. How can I make the process more efficient? 
Admix Fastfeed allows powder induction and dispersion from the safety of floor level at lightning speed, with no recirculation loop required. One pass through and you've made yogurt base faster and saved up to 50% in energy consumption.

How can I eliminate those troublesome "smoothing discs" from my yogurt process?
Admix DynaShear delivers the perfect finishing touch for any style yogurt without back pressure build up. From Greek to drinkable, you dial in the desired texture every time.

My process requires milling cottage cheese curd into a yogurt-type product. Does Admix have experience with this application?
Yes! See our Boston Shearmill emulsifier in action.

How can I eliminate daily flushouts due to build up in my HTST plate heat exchangers?

The DynaShear inline disperser installed before the HTST system ensures complete dispersion of powders, gums, and stabilizers with no more lumps or graininess.  It allows for longer run times without having to CIP due to build up/burn on in the plate heat exchanger thereby reducing water & CIP chemical usage.

I need to reduce my batch times. Do you have equipment that can address this?
Fastfeed eliminates multiple premix batches and recirculation loops. It inducts and disperses powders, even stabilizers and gums in a single pass to produce smooth, uniform, lump-free product every time, delivered directly into your blend tank. It has been used do decrease batch times by up to 50% in some cases. See the Fastfeed powder induction system in action.

Eliminating Fisheyes and Agglomerates

I'm forced to run product through my homogenizer multiple times to filter out lumps and fisheyes and finish refine my product before the filler machines with multiple passes. How can I make this process faster?
For inline continuous processing, the DynaShear emulsifier and Boston Shearmill homogenizer provide tight emulsions. Typical droplet size with the DynaShear is 2-3 microns and as fine as 0.5 microns with the Boston Shearmill. These units can run 24/7 to break down tough fisheyes and deagglomerate a fluid stream in a single pass, saving on filter cleaning and raw materials. Both meet 3-A standard #36-01.

How can I minimize dust when wetting and dispersing powdered ingredients into batch tanks?
The Fastfeed powder induction and dispersion system can process any size batch with all mixing completed inline in a single pass. Powders can be inducted into the hopper from bulk bags (or 50 lbs bags) with essentially zero dust.

My application requires wetting and dispersing various stabilizers, flavors, milk/whey powders, gums, and sweeteners. How can I do this without entraining air in my product?
VacuShear vacuum liqui-processor not only inducts and disperses powders subsurface at 400 lbs/minute, it deaerates the batch with no dust and no product clinging to the insides of the tank. It features our Rotosolver disperser which meets 3-A standard #73-01 and completes the batch in 3-5 minutes after the last powders are inducted.

Safety is a huge production concern. How can Admix help us increase operator safety at our plant?
The Fastfeed powder induction system provides inline, simultaneous powder induction and dispersion from floor level. Not only does this flagship product produce smooth, uniform, lump-free product, it proactively addresses plant safety and ergonomics.

How can I reduce ongoing batch mixer maintenance?
The Rotosolver high shear mixer uses 7.5 HP in a 400 gallon mix tank compared to 25-40 HP for a conventional bottom impeller tank mixer. With no wear parts in the product zone, the Rotosolver runs for years with zero maintenance costs. It is clean-in-place and meets 3-A standard #73-01. 

I'm tired of entrained air in my process. How can I avoid long batch times and inconsistent batches associated with recirculation loops?
The Fastfeed system consistently inducts and disperses powdered and liquid ingredients directly to your final blend tank in a single pass.

How do I disperse hard-to-wet powders that fisheye, agglomerate and raft on the top of my vessel?
The Rotosolver high shear mixer combines good product motion with efficient pumping blades, a high shear mixing region to break down fisheyes and agglomerates. It is clean-in-place and meets 3-A standard #73-01.

We're developing new formulas and considering a different production method. Does Admix offer benchtop testing equipment?
Yes. Our BenchMix programmable high shear lab mixer can be configured with Rotomixx, Rotosolver and Rotostat heads for the greatest flexibility and accurate scale-up to full production. We're so confident in our scale-up methods that we provide a process assurance warranty. Contact us for details.